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Lee Trevino

[Lee Trevino] was born into the poverty of a Mexican-American family in Dallas, grew up in a four-room shack without running water, electricity or his father, and somehow became one of the greatest golfers in history after teaching himself how to play the game.

He was a hustler long before he became a professional and won 29 PGA Tour events and later 29 Champions Tour events, capturing two U.S. Opens, two British Opens, two PGA Championships and five Champions majors. He also was inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981.

Trevino and his unorthodox homemade swing were so effective, word spread through the Southwest, and his acquaintances began arranging money matches. His pals would bet on him, and he would take on all comers.



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Life

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  • For Trevino, golf is life - not a job
    Lee Trevino as a man of meditation is hard to imagine, but picture him standing on a practice tee at some hot golf course in Florida with a club in his sweaty hands. "Hitting golf balls is my meditation and relaxation," Trevino says. "I like... more
  • IT'S A FAR CRY FROM HIS POOR ROOTS, BUT THE TOUR HAS BEEN . . . QUITE A LIFE FOR TREVINO
    Lee Trevino remains one of the great personalities in sports as he edges toward 50 and the opportunity to join the Seniors Tour late next year. more
  • Trevino, Lee
    (Born 1939), U.S. golfer. Born in Dallas, Tex., Lee Trevino became the first professional golfer to win the United States, British, and Canadian Opens in one year, in 1971. For that feat, he was the first golfer ever awarded the Hickok Belt... more
  • Lee Trevino (Golf Hall of Fame)
    Lee Trevino (Golf Hall of Fame) World Golf Hall of Fame Member Profile... more

Career & Legacy

  • The Del Webb Father Son Challenge
  • Lee Trevino (PGA)
    Lee Trevino (PGA) PGATOUR.com - Lee Trevino's Official Profile... more
  • Merry Mex is still merry: The Champions Tour is fun, whether you are 67-year-old Lee Trevino or a tour rookie
    This time it was a two-step to the voice of Aretha Franklin blaring from a cell phone in his pocket. As the great songstress bellowed "R-E-S-P-E-C-T," the World Golf Hall of Famer provided soul music for those putting on the practice greens... more
  • Q&A: Trevino Talks the Talk
    Lee Trevino is in the midst of a public comeback of sorts. Thank goodness. The sports world can always use a few more belly laughs. more
  • Trevino Cuts a Very Wide Career Swath
    One wonders what Lee Buck Trevino might have made of himself had he not dropped out of school in the eighth grade. more
  • Trevino Feels Time Is Still on His Side; But Popular Senior Has Slowed Pace
    When he first began playing on the Senior PGA Tour in 1990, Lee Trevino remembers his friend Gary Player telling him to compete in as many tournaments as he could over the next few years, the better to maximize his earnings before the... more
  • Trevino Still Laughing, Still Winning
    KEY BISCAYNE -- Under brilliant blue skies, Lee Trevino is doing what he does best: holding a club in one hand, and holding court with the gallery. more

On the Links

  • The Del Webb Father Son Challenge
  • Lee Trevino
  • Lee Trevino and Arnold Palmer
  • Regions Charity Classic - Round One
  • Lee Trevino